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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
269 doctors shared insights

Sleepiness (Overview)

Somnolence is a condition of drowsiness and is a symptom associated with many conditions including sleep apnea, sleep deprivation, or hypothyroidism.


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What are the anti depresent medications that cause sleepiness?

What are the anti depresent medications that cause sleepiness?

Most can: Some antidepressants are especially sedating, e.g., Remeron (mirtazapine) (mirtazepine), sinequan (trazodone), Elavil (amitriptyline), & nefazodone. Most of the others can be mildly sedating. A few are rarely sedating, e.g. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Prozac (fluoxetine). Individuals vary greatly in how sleepy a given antidepressant will make them, so this is just a general guideline. ...Read more

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
269 doctors shared insights

Sleepiness (Overview)

Somnolence is a condition of drowsiness and is a symptom associated with many conditions including sleep apnea, sleep deprivation, or hypothyroidism.


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Is it bad that i havn't slept in 5 days? I mean im not sleepy at all, is it a medical condition. Besides insomnia?

Is it bad that i havn't slept in 5 days? I mean im not sleepy at all, is it a medical condition. Besides insomnia?

Possibly: There are several medical conditions that result in not needing sleep for days at a time. Consult your primary care physician. If he/she cannot figure this out he/she will refer you to someone who can. ...Read more

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Living with Seizures (Tip)

Living with Seizures

Sleep restores with dreams abound, apnea wears down robbing dreams, sleepiness steals life's dreams. ...See more

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Is there any way to treat sleepiness due to anemia?

UnlikelyPrimaryBasis: Classic symptoms of anemia are more rapid resting & especially heart rate (pumping fewer RBCs around body faster to compensate), fatigue & shortness of breath with exercise, not sleepiness. However, given many interacting issues, anemia symptoms are typically unnoticable to mild unless anemia is marked, e.g. Hb ?ed to 2/3 or less of usual. Any symptoms for mild anemia rare; ? other issues? ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the pain of fibromyalgia but not be sleepy all the time?

What can I do to treat the pain of fibromyalgia but not be sleepy all the time?

Lots: The best treatment is regular sleep, routine exercise, and proper diet. Many who suffer from fibromyalgia pain have chronic persistent hyper-alertness with over stulation of the sympathtics. I routinely suggest mindfulness or meditation as part of the treatment. The right exercise that promotes proper breathing and mindfulness can be an excellent routine-qigong, tai chi or gentle yoga are great! ...Read more

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Living with Seizures (Tip)

Living with Seizures

If you are tired all the time, snore, sleepy while driving -get a sleep test to rule out sleep apnea. ...See more

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Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated

Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated

Yes: Yes to day time sleepiness. Hard to know what sleep d/o you have without more info. A common sleep d/o is insomnia and can be treated with a combo of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and meds (depending on severity). ...Read more

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I had Claritin (loratadine) as part of my sinusitis treatment but it makes me sleepy. Does this helps me to get used to sinusitis or something?

I had Claritin (loratadine) as part of my sinusitis treatment but it makes me sleepy. Does this helps me to get used to sinusitis or something?

No: Claritin does not provide decongesting effect and thus would not help your sinusitis. It is however unusual to have drowsiness from Claritin. A nasal steroid spray will likely be of more benefit in hastening your recovery and should likely be continued even after the sinusitis has subsided. Consult an allergist if you have access to one. ...Read more

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Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Daytime sleepiness: Daytime sleepiness is a symptom rather than an disease with a cure. It can be a very dangerous symptom due to the risk of accidents at work or driving etc. You can see how sleepy your are by googling ess and completing the scale. One would start treatment by seeing their primary care to try and clarify the cause. Causes might include shift work, sleep apnea, insomnia, medications, or narcolepsy. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...Read more